Tag Archives: Pointers

Women’s Basketball Looking to Hit Stride as Tournaments Loom

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s basketball head coach Shirley Egner is not one to compare her current team to any past iteration of Pointers. “It’s always a different season, with different things that happen on and off the court,” Egner, UWSP coach of 29 years, said. Such an outlook is understandable, especially in the case of this year’s team. Last year at this ... Read More »

Volleyball Team Embraces Optimistic Outlook

The women’s volleyball team is starting off its season strong with a record of 9-0. This is, Women’s Volleyball Coach, Abbey Sutherland’s fourth season at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Sutherland hopes that the team will make it to the NCAA tournament this season, but is focusing most of her energy on helping the players improve. According to Sutherland, this ... Read More »

Why Graduation Doesn’t Signify the End

I got an email this week instructing me to register to be a part of commencement, something I never thought I’d see when I started at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Since day one, graduation has seemed like something advisers and instructors talk about to keep you motivated and signing up for classes, but not an event that you’ll ever ... Read More »

Men’s Basketball Struggles for the Win, Hockey Rises to the Top

Men’s Basketball Loses to Top-Ranked Augustana In a rematch of last season’s national championship game, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s basketball team lost to Augustana 81-58. UWSP opened up the game with an early 8-3 lead, but it would be the only time the team would be ahead as Augustana took control the rest of the game. Senior Sean ... Read More »

Defining What It Means To Be A Pointer

When asked how University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has impacted students emotionally, many say it has to do with the people surrounding them. “It has kind of given me more confidence to talk to people whether it be professors or others,” said sophomore Ellie Corbin. In addition to confidence, students enjoyed the time to expose themselves to new experiences and cultures. ... Read More »

Mother Nature Not Kind to Spring Sports

It is a problem that the Pointers baseball and softball teams seemingly have to deal with every season. The inclement weather of spring in Wisconsin puts a strain on both teams’ practice and game schedules. The weather makes it difficult to play all of the necessary games while also dedicating time for practice. Baseball head coach Pat Bloom explained that ... Read More »

From Pointer to Packer and Back

  He walks the sidelines on game day like any other defensive line and strength coach would for a Division III program, but Drew Vanderlin is not your typical coach. On October 17th Vanderlin was added to the Green Bay Packers practice squad as a defensive end. However, the NFL changes quickly, and Vanderlin was subsequently released on October 23rd. ... Read More »

Nationwide Appeal

They come from all around the United States for various reasons, but student athletes from Alaska, Missouri, Iowa, New York and many other places come to Stevens Point and proudly wear the Pointers jersey. There are 282 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point athletes on men’s teams. 24 percent of them are not from Wisconsin. Of the 230 female athletes, 23.5 percent ... Read More »

Time to Drop the Puck

Both the men’s and women’s hockey teams at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are set to begin their season next week. The men open the season Tuesday, October 23rd, at home against Lake Forest College. The women play on Friday, October 26th, against St. Olaf College. The Pointer men will look to build off last season, when they finished with ... Read More »

From Cameroon to Stevens Point

Liese Abili is in his first season as an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Abili is not your average first-year coach. He is from the African country of Cameroon and has traveled the world, just to end up here in Stevens Point. The story of Abili’s volleyball experience starts when he was in middle school. “I ... Read More »